fortune hunter

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a person who seeks wealth through marriage

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The former soldier turned drifter was a rough character even by Wild West standards and he suffered from epileptic fits that terrified many fellow fortune hunters and made him unpopular with them.
Since then he has worked for the legendary director Terence Malick in The Thin Red Line, played a fortune hunter in the period drama Washington Square and teamed up with Winona Ryder for the thriller Lost Souls.
The latter, shifting the time setting to the years of postwar affluence and materialism, focuses on the lives and fortunes of the offspring of several key figures in that Jewish tragedy, in particular the fortune hunter Anghelos Kallas, son of the unethical mayor during the German occupation.
Catherine falls madly in love with the man, who may be a fortune hunter - yet her instinct is to please her father.
An overwhelming demand for lumber to build the cities of San Francisco and Oakland between 1850 and 1860 drove prices upward, and away to the woods with their mighty axes went many a fortune hunter.
In February this year, he published Diary of a Fortune Hunter, a manual of his entrepreneurial experience and advice.
A writer travels to South America to save her kidnapped sister, and ends up seeking lost treasure with a fortune hunter 1984 ***
The multiethnic society that is Belize is unobtrusively accounted for in the presence of the Creole attorney, the Mexican fortune hunter, and the Indian descendants.
The program will offer consumers the chance to win the latest in active gaming and entertainment technology, including: PlayStation Move motion controller software bundles; collector's edition boxes of Gran Turismo[R] 5 and LittleBigPlanet[TM]2 as well as UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves[TM] Fortune Hunter Edition; Sony Bravia 3D TV and HDTV entertainment packs; PSP[R] (PlayStation[R]Portable) entertainment packs that include a movie, game and PSP[R] 3000, and Sony Bloggie Cameras, among other exciting prizes.
A fortune hunter, is hired by Jesse Huston (Sharon Stone) to find her archaeologist father, who is being held by the villainous Dogati (John Rhys-Davies) and Colonel Bockner (Herbert Lom), who want his treasure map.
Luckily, assistance is at hand in the form of craggy, daredevil fortune hunter, who has his eye on a share of the profits.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune -- A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Newly-rich Frenchy wants to become a sophisticated socialite and patron of the arts, leaving her open to snobbish ridicule and the predatory designs of suave fortune hunter Hugh Grant.
Her aunt points out so bluntly that she is not clever, as perhaps her lover is a fortune hunter - and that is shown to be fact when she is jilted by him?
The game joins three other new instants -- POT O' GOLD, FORTUNE HUNTER and Lucky Loot -- that launch that day, as well.